Outputs from the 2020 COR-NTD Meeting

The 2020 annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) was held virtually from November 12 to November 14, 2020. Content on this page captures the key discussion points, knowledge gaps, and recommended next steps identified by the participants of the 24 breakout sessions held at that event. Click on the links below and in the margin to access and download the content. To download all the reports in a compressed folder, click here.

In addition to the breakout sessions held during the COR-NTD meeting, the COR-NTD Secretariat hosted more than 20 pre-meeting sessions and webinars. Links to the recordings of those meetings are available at the bottom of this page

Output Table

This document synthesizes the knowledge gaps and recommended next steps from all 18 sessions, organized by disease. Corresponding knowledge gaps and recommended next steps can be viewed side by side in two-page view.

Outputs from COR-NTD 2020


Individual Breakout Reports

The documents below provide detailed overviews of the key discussion points, knowledge gaps, and recommended next steps from each of the 18 breakout sessions held at COR-NTD 2020.

1A: COVID-19 and NTDs 2D: Integrating NTDs with Other Public Health Programs
1B: Onchocerciasis - Clearing Hurdles for Elimination 2E: A Multi-pronged Approach to NTD Surveillance 
1C: STH: OR Needs to Sustain the Gains 2F: Stigma Reduction & Mental Health Support for People Affected by NTDs
1D: Leprosy Prevention in the Community: Exploring MDA Strategies 3A: Female Genital Schistosomiasis 
1E: Participatory Approaches for Program Equity  3B: Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations To Achieve Equity
1F: Mainstreaming and Health Systems Strengthening for Sustainable NTD Services 3C: Learning Lessons from Ongoing NTD Research on Disability
2A: How the HCE Coalition Can Contribute to NTD Control & Elimination 3D: TAS to the Future: New Approaches for the Last Mile of LF
2B: Developing an M&E Framework for Schistosomiasis 3E: Speeding Elimination: A vs. FE - Re-assessment of the SAFE Strategy 
2C: Tackling Trachoma Endgame Challenges 3F: IDM Diseases: What can we learn from each other?


Links to Recordings of COR-NTD Pre-Meetings

Addressing Stigma and the Mental Health Burden of NTDs

Approaching schistosomiasis elimination: from mass treatment to targeted interventions

Building resilience into NTD programs

Context-driven Research for NTDs: Capacity Building Initiatives

Decision Making in Schistosomiasis

Elimination of HAT

Elimination of Schistosomiasis as a Public Health Problem

Fake News & Trust in NTD Health Programs

India’s new helminth control paradigm

Integrated strategies for hotspots: beyond ecology and towards cross-cutting programmatic challenges

Integrating Testing & Treating of NTDs: Benefits of Integrating T & T of Hep C and Chagas

Integration in Action: Examples of integrated data systems in NTDs

Leishmaniasis: A coordination agenda (2020 - 2030)

Measuring the impact of NTDs on disability, morbidity, stigma and mental ill-health

NTD Elimination and Eradication: Understanding and Overcoming Critical Barriers to Success

Strengthen Communication Pathways In NTDs

The Impact of COVID-19 on the 2030 Goal

Things Fall Together – Mainstreaming NTD Functions and Services within the Health System

Trichiasis transition planning – Integrating activities into routine eye care service delivery

Unlocking new collaboration for NTDs

WaSH: Where's the evidence?

Xenomonitoring for Integrated Surveillance

Zoonotic NTDs & One Health: Research needs & control strategies

Meeting documents
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